So, my son is kind of getting into gaming.
We bought him a Nintendo 3DS, and he likes Super Mario 3D World. He's not the greatest at it, but he has fun with it.
I bought him Paper Mario for it, but he seems to have gravitated more towards wanting to play the PS3 (Sonymites, insert chortling and Nintendo attacks here).
This is fine with me, because it's more fun to play the PS3 with him as we can both play at the same time.
The problem is that, while I have seen him do some impressive things on some games for a 5-year-old, he also gets frustrated because the difficulty ramps up a bit early and he still has trouble holding the controller so that he can hit all the buttons.
I'm looking for a game we can play together on the PS3 that he can have fun with for more than 15 minutes at a time.
We have some fun with them, but there are little problems with each:
So - the games we've played together (and their problems) are:
Little Big Planet 2 - He likes it, but can't read yet - so when the dude's do their little mumbly thing and you're supposed to read what to do, he can't. Also, it seems to go from "jump here, now jump there" to "jump here while holding R1 long enough to swing here and jump off while pressing up to avoid those spikes - and, by the way, occasionally press square to spawn a box in front of you to jump on" too quickly.
SoundShapes - He loves this game, but there aren't enough simple levels (levels that don't require using the R1, etc.) to keep him interested. I end up needing to get him through parts, and it just devolves into him watching me play.
Ratchet and Klank All 4 One - Similar problem with Little Big Planet. Some parts are ok, but it overwhelms him pretty quickly.
Pac-Man Championship - If this game were co-op, it would be great. Unfortunately, he's playing it alone and it's not fun for both of us.
Disney Universe - Similar to Little Big Planet, but the reading issue is a problem. The characters will tell what to do, but if he can't read - then it's frustrating. Yeah, I can read them out to him, but he's usually running from something or hitting something at the time I'm trying to read it to him, and it doesn't work out too well.
I think a co-op version of Super Mario 3D World would be about perfect, but it doesn't exist (at least not on PS3). I'm thinking there HAS to be a 5-year old friendly co-op game out there on the PS3 that we can play together, but I don't want to keep buying games that look like they may be OK just to find out they aren't working for him.